The state of deterioration at Harlem's Renaissance Ballroom is not news. Now, Harlem Bespoke reports that, despite a stab at landmark status, the main ballroom structure at the back of the one-block complex at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and 138th Street has come down. In past lives, the building has been a party hall, basketball gym, and movie theater. Since site owner Abyssinian Baptist Church will be putting up condos on the site, maybe history can inspire the building amenities?
· Revive: Renaissance Main Ballroom Demolished [Harlem Bespoke]
· Inside Harlem's Crumbling Renaissance Ballroom [Curbed]